ShenanArts at the nTelos Theatre and The Presbury Theatrical Training Program will present Jack and the Beanstalk and The High School Dropouts from Outer Space, Friday March 15th: 7:00 pm, Saturday March 16th: 7:00 pm and Sunday March 17th: 3:00 pm. Two great shows for one low price. All tickets $10,
Support the talented students of The Presbury Theatrical Training Program in their spring recital.
Jack and the Beanstalk:
Who can resist that endearing, delightful knucklehead Jack? An empty cupboard and overdue rent sends him out to sell Buttercup, the family cow, and what does Jack return with? You guessed it: six scrawny beans! Of course they're magic beans, according to some fluttering fairies that cut the deal with Jack. In a snit, Jack's mom throws them out the window.
You may think you know the rest of the story but just hold on. In this tuneful retelling of the timeless fairy tale, we have a trio of thugs, some lovely castle maidens, and a king who was turned into a giant by an old crone. With a big dose of humor and the tale's inherent suspense, this is a grand opportunity for each young actor to play his or her very own engaging character in an enchanting musical about a boy, a cow, and some magic beans. Come climb up the beanstalk with Jack for a musical adventure you'll not soon forget.
High School Dropouts from Outer Space:
Strange things are happening at the Audubon Academy, an institute devoted to the study of birdlife. Overhead a spacecraft from the planet Ulalume is about to crash. And when it does, the fun begins. The aliens look like slimy caterpillars, so the only way they can move freely on this planet is to assume human pods... the bodies of teenagers! The kids at Audubon are doomed unless the space bugs can be stopped. But how? Phones are dead, batteries won't work, and the computers are down. The school's director, Miss Thornbird, is frantic because Sheriff Gardner can't get a handle on the situation. Things heat up when Dr. Adler from the Department of Extraterrestrial Life warns everyone what they can expect. Another alien spacecraft saves the day, and we discover the aliens are actually high school dropouts from Ulalume! They are quickly gobbled down by a grumpy parrot named Cap'n Kidd. This is a hilarious show with nothing on its spacey mind but laughter. It's "Mars Attack" meets "Men In Black," along with every other sci-fi cliché; you can think of!
Tickets are available online: www.shenanarts.org. And in the box office during operating hours. ShenanArts at The nTelos Theatre is located at 300 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA. Box Office Hours: Wednesdays: 1:30pm - 5:30pm and Fridays: 10:30am - 2:30pm.